DEPARTMENT OF
BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

FORMER SECRETARY


[Photograph of Department Secretary]

JAMES T. BRADY, Secretary of Business & Economic Development, 1995-98

Secretary of Business and Economic Development, May 1, 1995 to April 28, 1998.

During his service as Maryland's Secretary of Business and Economic Development, Mr. Brady streamlined the Department of Business and Economic Development. He oversaw the transfer of its labor-related functions to the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, thereby enabling his Department to focus on economic development.

Mr. Brady also worked closely with the Governor's Economic Development Commission to create Maryland's first statewide strategic plan for economic development. The plan is called "Strategic Directions for Increasing Maryland's Competitiveness." Since the plan's introduction, Mr. Brady has traveled the state extensively promoting its twin goals - to make Maryland business friendly and to create, retain, and attract jobs.

Member, State Commission on Neighborhoods, 1995-96; Governor's Executive Council, 1995-98; Cabinet Council for Career and Technology Education, 1995-98; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-98; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 1995-98; Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, 1995-98; Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority, 1995-98; State Information Technology Board, 1995-98; Maryland Aviation Commission, 1995-98; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1995-98; State Use Industries Advisory Committee, 1995-98; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1995-98; Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture Commission, 1995-98. Chair, Board of Visitors, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1994.

Born in New York City, July 11, 1940. Iona College, B.B.A., 1962. Employed by Arthur Andersen & Co., 1962-78; admitted to partnership, 1975. Managing Partner, Long Island Office, Arthur Andersen & Co., 1978-85. Managing Partner, Baltimore Office, Arthur Andersen LLP, 1985-95. Board of Directors, College of Notre Dame of Maryland (treasurer; chair, finance committee); Downtown Partnership; Center Stage; Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre Foundation of Maryland; World Trade Center Institute (chair, finance committee). Chair, Board of Directors, United Way of Central Maryland; The Leadership; Executive Board, Leadership Maryland, 1997-. Honorary degrees: Doctor of Laws, Iona College; Doctor of Humane Letters, Villa Julie College. Married; two children.

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